Sous River

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Sous River
Taroudant maroc.jpg
Sous River near Taroudant
Origin High Atlas
Mouth Atlantic Ocean
Basin countries Morocco
Length 180 km

The Sous River or Souss River (Berber: Asif n Sus, Arabic: واد سوس‎) is a river in mid-southern Morocco located in the Sous region. It originates in the High Atlas and flows west passing Aoulouz, Taroudant, Oulad Teima, Inezgane and Ait Melloul. It forms a basin which is protected from the desertic climate of the Sahara by the Anti-Atlas mountains and is one of Morocco's most fertile regions.[1]

The Aoulouz Dam is the main dam on this river.

Sous River mouth near Agadir

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  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica. "Sous River". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 

Coordinates: 30°22′40″N 9°23′0″W / 30.37778°N 9.38333°W / 30.37778; -9.38333